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Noun: foot (feet)  fût
  1. The part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armoured from head to foot";
    - human foot, pes
     
  2. A linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    "he is six feet tall";
    - ft
     
  3. The lower part of anything
    "curled up on the foot of the bed"; "the foot of the page"; "the foot of the list"; "the foot of the mountain"
     
  4. The pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
    - animal foot
     
  5. Lowest support of a structure
    "he stood at the foot of the tower";
    - foundation, base, fundament, groundwork, substructure, understructure
     
  6. Any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates
    - invertebrate foot
     
  7. Travel by walking
    "he followed on foot"; "the swiftest of foot"
     
  8. A member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
     
  9. (military) an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot
    "there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot";
    - infantry
     
  10. (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
    - metrical foot, metrical unit
     
  11. A support resembling a pedal extremity
    "one foot of the chair was on the carpet"
Verb: foot  fût
  1. Pay for something
    "foot the bill";
    - pick
     
  2. Walk
    "let's foot it to the disco";
    - leg it, hoof, hoof it, ankle [N. Amer]
     
  3. (arithmetic) add a column of numbers
    - foot up

Derived forms: foots, footing, footed, feet

Type of: add, add together, army unit, beat, bottom, cadence, intelligence agent, intelligence officer, linear measure, linear unit, measure, meter [US], metre [Brit, Cdn], operative, organ, pay, pedal extremity, secret agent, spook, spy, support, vertebrate foot, walk

Antonym: head

Part of: construction, homo, human, human being, invertebrate, leg, man, pace, structure, yard

Encyclopedia: Foot